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Over/Under

Coastal Carolina at Missouri Under 152.5 -112

Won: 140 points

Wed Nov 23 • 7:00pm ET

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How it wins: Coastal Carolina and Missouri combine for fewer than 153 points.

Staff notes:

  • This is our top-rated model Over/Under play for Wednesday.
  • Missouri is off to a solid start with new coach Dennis Gates, and are currently top 10 in effective field goal percentage, but that provides an area for some offensive regression, particularly since they have opened with an easy schedule and Coastal Carolina is ranked better than most of their previous opponents.
  • Coastal Carolina has played only one D1 game, but their opponent shot 50% from three in that game.

Pick published: Nov 23 10:35am ET, available at that time at FanDuel.

Rot# 700

Spread

South Dakota -14.5 -108

Lost: 68-58

LIU vs. South Dakota

Tue Nov 22 • 2:30pm ET

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How it wins: South Dakota wins by more than 14 points.

Staff notes:

  • This is not a model pick, but is a pick based on player participation and early team trends.
  • Long Island looks like one of the worst Division 1 teams this year, in coach Rod Strickland's first year in charge of the program.
  • LIU started at No. 301 in our preseason rankings but are already down to No. 336 and have lost thier first two D1 games by 37 to Marquette and 39 to Utah.
  • Starting point guard Tre Wood, the only returning starter for the program from last year's squad, missed the last game against Marquette for undisclosed reasons.
  • LIU ranks near the bottom of D1 in virtually every offensive and defensive category and without Wood are one of the least experienced teams, and bear no resemblance to last year's squad with a different coach that finished 16-14.

Pick published: Nov 22 9:02am ET, available at that time at FanDuel.

Rot# 648

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